It will be interesting how this turns out and it will be a hell of a boon for the convenience food market if the idea catches on, but there's a lot to food, it's going to be a real challenge to get taste, texture and nutrient value on the same page as appearance with all of it coming from various dry powders and some water.
If something is not broken, don't fix it.......And Oh Hell NO to ARC.....One ring to rule them all.....
3D printing is not the same thing at all but it is a step in that direction definitely. Really you need a way to rearrange matter at the molecular level, on-demand, for it to be functional replicator technology.
In the article they talk about printing food, but they are basically carrying a ink with them, rather than rearranging convenient energy and matter into food (ie, human waste plus sunshine = steak dinner). They could carry that same ink paste, and slice it as cheese, would be the same damn thing. Its not replicator tech at all.
People who were incompatible with the transporter.
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